Manwhore. Adrenaline junkie. Lead singer of ContraBand. What you see is what you get. I make no apologies for my actions, and by now no one expects any from me. I live my life the way I want and as long as it pushes the demons back, then I'm solid. I've never needed a chick for more than a good lay. Why would I need just one when I can have a different one every night?
Until she walks into my world.
Mouthy. Perfectionist. Princeton student. Chemistry major. Yes, that pretty much describes me. Oh, and virgin. But I'm only nineteen, and have more important things to concern myself with. What really matters is finishing my degree and getting a good job. I’ve worked hard for what I want, and do what’s expected of me. I don’t need anyone to get in my way.
Until he opens up my world.
But if I give you my world, whatever you do…don’t TAKE ME for granted.
Take Me for Granted is the love story of Grant and Aribel and is told from both POVs. It was a nice quick new adult romance read that has you falling for Grant right along with Aribel.
Grant is the lead singer for Contraband, a local band near the Princeton University campus where Aribel goes to college. He has his pick of women because they throw themselves at him everywhere he goes. Even though he doesn't sleep with the same girl twice and he kicks them out the next morning, they just keep coming to get a piece of him because he is somewhat a celebrity.
Aribel only concentrates on her schoolwork and what is expected of her by her very wealthy parents. When her parent approved boyfriend breaks up with her she really couldn't care less because she never really felt anything for him anyway. She was just with him because she knows that her parents would prove of him.
Then, everything changed. Aribel is dragged to the bar that Contraband is performing and really just wants to go home. When Grant sees her and tries to talk to her, she blows him off. Grant is thrown for a loop because that has never happened to him before! He decides that he likes her feisty mouth and is very intrigued but Aribel is repulsed by his manwhore ways and doesn't want anything to do with him.
"Just give me a chance," I whispered, releasing her wrist and snaking my hand down to her waist. She was skinny, but soft everywhere I was touching her. Smooth skin with just enough extra padding and not too muscular. I trailed one hand down her hip and knew that they would fill out something beautiful in the next couple of years. I wanted to feel me gripping them as I slammed into her. I wanted to see her pale skin flush as I fucked her. Fuck, I was getting turned on again.
Her pupils were dilated as she stepped away from my touch. Whatever had just tore through me she was feeling it too. If she said she wasn't, then she was a fucking liar. She wanted me, and I was going to fucking give her what she wanted.
"You have a million other girls dying to fall in your bed. Give that chance to someone else."
"I'm giving it to you."
"Then you're only going to be disappointed. So, just leave me alone."
"Just go out with me. Anywhere. Dinner, the city, coffee. I'll fucking sit out on the quad with you and we can let people stare at us again. Just give me a chance."
If you are a fan of rockers and all of their bad behavior, then this book won't let you down. It has just the right amount of sexiness and angst. I have a feeling that there will be more books because even though it ended with a HEA there was something in Grants back story that was left unresolved. And there are three other equally manwhorey, hot rockers in the band and Grant's crazy as hell cousin Sydney.
I am giving Take Me for Granted a solid
Every time I see you
You make me feel better.
Every single day.
You push away the pain.
You push away the memories.
You're my life raft
In an endless ocean.
You saved me from drowning.
You saved me from myself.
You're my life raft.
In an endless ocean.
K.A. Linde has really out done herself with this book, aghhhh I freaking loved every single minute of it! I devoured this book in about 4 hours, and believe me I wanted to read faster because it will keep you so reigned in that nothing around you will matter. On top of it being a great story it was about a sexy as sin Rocker! Which by the way is my ABSOLUTE favorite kind of book! I would give this more than 5 stars if I could....but 5 will have to do! It is certainly a steamy romance and is told in Grant and Aribel's POV.
Aribel is a 19 year old college student who goes to Princeton she is always thinking about school and not much else, yeah she has a bf who she should adore because he is the perfect photo copy of what her parents would want for her. But when he breaks up with her because she just doesn't seem to care about anything in there relationship or maybe its the fact that she won't have sex with him, she feels no sadness maybe loneliness... so she decides to just focus on her school work and making her parents proud of the perfect girl they have raised. Her roommates razel her about her non-sex life and her breakup that eventually she finds herself at a bar listening to a band that every woman seems to be throwing them selves at that she just wants to leave and go home... what happens when sexy playboy Grant who happens to be lead singer of the band has his eye set on her? Will she turn him down or will he turn her world upside down?
Grant is a 23 year old who has been playing in his band for years and they are on the brink of making it big. He doesn't do relationships, he is a Man Whore and proud of it.. he will never change for anyone and why would he, he has the pick of any woman in every town he goes too sometimes more than one at a time. His family is his band and his life and he would do anything for them. What will happen when the woman he set his eyes on for the night totally blind sides him and not only turns him down but plays a dirty trick on him? Why does he find himself chasing this woman all over just to get a date with her? Maybe if he just has sex with her then he will be able to get past this crazy attraction..magnetic pull...that she has over him right? Or will she be his game changer of sorts because she isn't one to have sex with just any man, will he stick around once he finally gets her to agree to a date but when the date ends with no sex?? Or will he have his first real relationship?
Secrets and past demons will tear them apart, but can they make it past all that and make there relationship work?
You have to get this book ASAP!!! You will love Grant just as much as I do... I guarantee it! Now it doesn't end in a cliffy but it does leave it open for way more to happen... so K.A. I sooooo hope this means we get more Grant reallllly soon!!!!
Here are some excerpts to help you understand how great this book is!
Grant- I don't remember the number of women I'd fucked. Yeah, that might sound cocky or maybe a bit disgusting even, but I'd never given two fucks. I wasn't about to start now. "Whore" well it wasn't the first time I'd hear that. I preferred the term manwhore. I'd earned that title and I was fucking proud of it.
She looked like a cork and I wanted to be the corkscrew--uncap that pressure and help her explode.
Everything else did nothing but dull the ache. Ari might have started as a conquest, but I'd never met anyone else like her. Girls put up with my shit, but she pushed my buttons as much as I pushed hers. She gave shit back to me tenfold and glared at me with those hurricane dark blue eyes like she was going to chew me up and spit me right back out.
I didn't touch those memories. They were the motherefucking crux of my emotionless existence. They ate at my very being and reminded me how much of a worthless piece of shit I was. And so I tried everything to get rid of them. I tried to outrun them. I tried to drown them in booze, music, and sex. I used any and everything to force them deeper and deeper within me. When that stuff stopped working, I fucking knocked the memories upside the head with the flat side of a shovel, dug the memories graves with it, and buried them six feet under.
Aribel- Maybe I did. It was the strangest feeling in the world, but I kind of did want to see Grant again. He hadn't been so bad once he had actually stopped and talked to me about something other than getting in my pants. And that last kiss. I shivered slightly at the thought of it. Kisses like that made me lose touch with reality and I knew that if I saw Grant again.. I wasn't going to stop him from kissing me again.
I admired his body in a way that I'd never really appreciated it. I'd seen it before. I'd run my hands over it, but here in the light...God, he was gorgeous. Tall and tanned with strong arms and six-pack abs. His tattoos bold and prominent against his skin. He had those V lines that made girls go crazy. I suddenly understood why.
Grant grabbed my head and our lips met with intensity and ferocity that had been missing in our gently embrace last night. He kissed me like a starving man with his fist morsel of food, like a heroine addict getting his next hit, like a reigning boxing champion clambering for his next fight. I was his drug of choice and he was using me to feed his addiction.
"You took me for granted."
I whispered before I could stop myself.
He nodded solemnly.
"And it probably won't be the last time. But trying to make it better
About the Author
K.A. Linde graduated with her Masters in political science from the University of Georgia in 2012. She also has a bachelors in political science and philosophy. She wrote her the Avoiding Series while struggling through advanced statistical modeling and writing her thesis. She enjoys dancing and writing novels that keep you guessing until the very end.
She currently resides in Georgia with her boyfriend and two puppies, Lucy and Riker.
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